When the beloved summer wheels go into hibernation in the “tyre hotel” or on the wheel rack, ABT Sportsline sees to an attractive replacement in form of winter alloy wheels with tyres sold at special prices. No wonder that its fans are still in a very sunny mood. “Our alloy wheels withstand road salt and harsh winter conditions and will look good in any season,” says Hans-Jürgen ABT, CEO of the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group.
Tuning specialists JMS Fahrzeugteile from Walddorfhäslach have just released their styling and tuning programme for the newest VW Passat 3C B8.
Suitable for saloon and estate versions without the R-Line package, the Racelook Exclusiv Line front spoiler lip with integrated splitter adds a sporting touch. As this lip is just 30 mm lower than the factory parts, it makes a perfect visual transition to the standard side sills. You need no other components for the perfect look.
Volkswagen has added to its growing list of 2015 automotive industry accolades by winning the Green category in the annual BusinessCar Fleet Technology Awards – the Techies. The prestigious title was awarded to Volkswagen for the Golf GTE, an innovative plug-in hybrid that combines sporty dynamics with exceptional fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.
After 40 years of a fascinating small-car history and more than 14 million vehicles sold, the Volkswagen Polo is now available as a limited premium special edition model: beginning today, Polo fans can purchase one of just 1,000 Polo “Original” models in Germany.
The clearly distinctive features of the four-door Polo “Original” include door mirror caps in body colour, smoked rear lights, the Polo “Original” emblem on the wings and “Original” lettering on the door sill plates. The vehicle’s modern exterior is rounded out by LED
An up and coming player in the tuning world, RFK Tuning GmbH, located in Waldfischbach-Burgalben have just completed their first Volkswagen-based project car, a Golf Mk 5 R32.
Colour is the most striking feature of this six-cylinder Golf. The bodywork is finished in „Matt Chrome Yellow” foil, with the 8.5×19-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels painted a contrasting bright candy red.
From small cars to super sports cars, the current engine developer’s buzzword is ‘downsizing’. Increasingly sophisticated engineering is being used to ensure that fewer cylinders and less displacement still creates impressive power and torque, but with far lower fuel consumption and emissions.
The one obstacle to the total success of this strategy to maintain or even improve performance while lowering emissions is the inability to make an in-line four-cylinder engine sound interesting to the enthusiast. Turbocharged or not, a four-pot petrol motor
Volkswagen of America unveiled the 2016 Jetta GLI, the sedan equivalent of the Golf GTI. Equipped with a specially tuned sport suspension and the same 210-horsepower, 2.0-literTSI® turbocharged and direct-injection EA888 four-cylinder engine as the Golf GTI, the GLI offers a compelling blend of value, performance and practicality.
For 2016, the GLI gets a bold new look highlighted by an aggressive front fascia that incorporates a honeycomb grille and foglights, along with a new rear bumper design that has a diffuser and a pair of chrome-tipped exhausts. All 2016 Jetta GLI models have
Volkswagen Retailers will begin taking orders for the new Sharan MPV today, ahead of first UK deliveries in October. Prices for the new model start at £26,300 RRP OTR.
The seven-seat people-carrier, the first generation of which was unveiled in 1995, has been refreshed and now features improved specification as well as a range of engines which all meet EU6 standards and are up to 15 per cent more efficient than those they replace.